Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Five: Time Out Edition

Sally writes: Holy Week is almost upon us, I suspect that ordained or not, other revgal/pals calendars look a bit like mine, FULL, FULL, FULL ... So faced with a busy week:

1. What restores you physically?
A nap always works, although a hot shower is good too. For some reason, I tend to get my neck in weird positions at work with eye exams, so a trip to the chiropractor does the trick there.

2. What strengthens you emotionally/ mentally?
Spending time and sharing my thoughts and feelings with family and friends.

3. What encourages you spiritually?
Getting out in nature. (For me, the best part of skiing--although I haven't been in a while--is getting to the very top, breathing in the crisp air, and taking in the panoramic view.)

(Mt Hood photo from ski-bums.org)

The other thing that "encourages me spiritually" (and I can't quite articulate why) is attending a well done theatre performance.

4. Share a favourite poem or piece of music from the coming week.
There is a piece called Search Me, O God that has a really lovely part for the oboe (which I played when our choir sang it).

5.There may be many services for you to attend/lead over the next week, which one are you most looking forward to and why? If there aren't do you have a favourite day in Holy week if so which one is it?
I'm still not connected with a church, but the last Maundy Thursday service I attended back in the days of RevSS was meaningful.

13 comments:

MaineCelt said...

Mmmmm, Mountains! Thanks for the image. I grew up on one of the islands in Puget Sound. I now live in Maine, and I sure do miss the calm, weighty presence of The Mountain. When I first moved here, locals pointed me towards a local park with a "mountain" about 400 feet high. I still don't know whether to laugh or cry!

SingingOwl said...

Get outside--yep, yep, yep. :-)

Purple said...

I was not surprised to see nature in your responses. BTW fantastic photo.

Sue said...

Lovely photo. Outside...I remember outside. Without ice. *sigh* Soon enough, I suppose...

Sally said...

Beautiful photo, I want to go out now....

hip2B said...

Good play and I enjoy looking at your donut...although I'm not sure of your flavor combos.

David said...

My favorite religious services were always at the Church of the Risen Penguin.

dust bunny said...

David..I miss The Church of the Risen Penquin.

Rev SS said...

The Maundy Thurs service you mention was awesome .. thanks to the leadership of your family!

mompriest said...

I love the oboe....I played clarinet, but love the oboe...

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, everyone, for the comments.
(And I must add, David, that I think the Church of the Risen Penguin was inspired!!)

David said...

I think it needs to be resurrected, DB!


And The Church was inspirING, Mom! It is my spiritual guidance.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

skiing... ah yes. although when i found myself hurtling down the mountain uncontrollably that part wasn't so relaxing... heh heh